Release Party Contest Winner

Following the release of Fedora 9 there were numerous release parties held worldwide – with parties taking place from Italy, to the US, to Romania to Bangladesh and more. During this time we saw a lot of excellent event reports posted to mailing lists and on blogs of organizers and attendees letting everyone know how the party went and allowing us to see for ourselves through many pictures taken at the events. All of the parties were a great success.

Before I announce the winner of the Fedora laptop bag being offered for the Release Party Contest, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated. It takes a lot of work to plan and prepare for a release party and then after the event, write the event reports and gather up the photos of the event and posting them for everyone else in the Fedora community to see. The Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee and the Fedora community as a whole greatly appreciate the hours the volunteers spent making sure Fedora had a presence in their community and spreading information about the Fedora Project worldwide. This work helps build the community – both in increasing the number of Fedora users and finding more contributors to join the project. Thank you for all of your work.

We could only choose one winner of the Release Party Contest and it was difficult to do so. In selecting a winner FAmSCo took a number of items into consideration, including what types of events happened at the party, number of attendees, creativity and quality of the event report.

Amongst all of the great entries we received, it is my pleasure to announce the Los Angeles, California Release Party organized by Grady Laksmono as the winner!

Grady put a lot of work into the release party, not even being deterred when the Fedora 9 release date slipped. The event was held at the California State University in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology and was attended by approximately 40 people.

Grady’s full event report and pictures are posted here:

http://laksmono.com/2008/05/23/los-angeles-fedora-9-release-party-success/

Thank you Grady for all of your work and we hope you enjoy the new laptop bag we will be arranging to have shipped to you.

Again – a huge thank you to everyone who helped organize a release party for Fedora 9!

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